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Based on Malachi 3:16-18 I believe the Lord will harken to us as we consider his word together.

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The law was given, but grace and reality came   Bible discussions/all

Started Jan-9 by Fred (fnorthrup); 70 views.
Fred (fnorthrup)

From: Fred (fnorthrup)


John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and reality came through Jesus Christ.

Nineteen hundred years ago, Pilate asked, "What is truth?" (John 18:38). Many people have also asked this question. We cannot explain the biblical meaning of truth according to our concept. We have to consider what truth is according to God's Word. The word truth in Greek means "absolute reality." Hence, truth is not a theory but a reality. We do not know the theory behind many real things, yet we can touch the fact and the reality of them.

According to John 1:17, the law was given through Moses, while grace and reality came by Jesus Christ. Grace is not an attitude of God, but a work of God. Grace is the work that Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God, has accomplished for us. God's Son has been crucified on the cross and shed His blood to accomplish God's work of redemption. There is no need for us to do anything by ourselves. By trusting in Him, we are saved. Without the work of the cross, God had no way to dispense His grace to man. Through Moses, He was only able to give man the law. Grace comes to us only because of the work of the cross. Therefore, grace is the work of God.

The law makes demands on man according to what God is. Grace supplies man with what God is to meet what God demands. Grace is amazing!!! Grace to you, and peace.